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Uji has perfect conditions for producing matcha- misty climate, sloping hills, rich soil and a wide range of temperature between day and night.
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Matcha is finely ground powder of specially grown and processed green tea leaves. Green tea plants for matcha are shade-grown for about three weeks before harvest, and the stems and veins are removed in processing.
When you drink matcha you consume the leaves. This makes matcha especially potent and energizing. To prepare quality matcha you should use 2 items- a matcha bowl and a bamboo whisk. The chashaku (bamboo spoon) is not necessary. Some customers enjoy using it as it adds to the ritual effect of preparing the tea. This spoon is included in our matcha sets in our catalogue.
This delicious and invigorating tea has a naturally mellower and sweeter taste and is made thicker for that reason.
If you are new to matcha it may take you 2 or 3 attempts to find the concentration that is right for you. Koicha when prepared in tea ceremony is very thick, like syrup. If you whisk thin tea this way it might be somewhat bitter.
There are 2 types of gourmet matcha teas- koicha and usucha. These are Japanese Tea Ceremony terms and translate as "thick" and "thin" matcha.
Usucha comes from tea leaves that are less than 25 years old. Koicha comes from the first harvest of leaves that area minimum of 25 years old. This delicious and energizing tea comes from tencha- gyokuro leaves that have been steamed and dried. Tencha is stone-ground to a very fine powder. Matcha is uniquely Japanese.
Thick and thin Uji matcha
Matcha is rapidly becoming popular because it is delicious and has many health benefits.